A group of U.S. Congressmen from the U.S. Republican Party refused to support the introduction of a provision in the defense budget for fiscal year 2023 that would allow the United States to transfer income from the confiscated property of Russians to Ukraine. About this on Friday, October 28, told informed sources of The Washington Post.
According to the publication, the reason for the claims from the Republicans was that this “position was not fully verified by the relevant committees.” Congressmen are pushing for the proposed rule to be scrutinized by legal committees in both houses of the US Parliament. It is also proposed to analyze this legislative initiative in terms of judicial risks.
At the same time, members of the Democratic Party in Congress insist on the adoption of a rule on the transfer of proceeds from the confiscated assets of Russians to Kyiv in order to guarantee the administration of US President Joe Biden the ability to “provide assistance to Ukraine’s struggling economy.” Republicans respond by proposing additional measures to limit Russia’s income from energy imports.
In September, it became known that the Ukrainian authorities were going through the UN General Assembly to achieve compensation for losses from the special operation of the Russian Federation at the expense of Russian assets arrested in various states.
The Kremlin said that Russian assets, frozen or confiscated under the pretense of sanctions”actually simply stolen” by individual countries of the collective West, and the proposal to use these assets to restore Ukraine “destroys the foundations for the system of economic relations that exists in the world.”